“One Freakin’ Out Mama” speaks out about Post-Adoption Depression

Over at Pearls from Africa, Melissa bravely opens up about her experience with Post Adoption Depression. She’s an adoption advocate who wants to be honest about all aspects of her experience.

Here’s a brief teaser:

I still experienced a prolonged period of “post adoption depression.” This often ignored, and not spoken of, aspect of adoption hit me fairly hard. I don’t know what makes some people more prone to this than others, but it is a very real aspect of adoption. Just like postpartum depression is a very real aspect of giving birth. It doesn’t happen to everyone, but when it does happen, the feelings experienced, leave a mother feeling guilty and alone. It’s not about whether or not you love the child…you do. At least I did. There was just this…emotional fog.

It’s not often you hear about Post-Adoption Depression, let alone come across a mom being honest about her experience. This is her first post about it so keep in touch with her blog to hear more.

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